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  • We are excited to announce that the SAIMM Online Journal system is now live!

    saimm journal sept2017You can now submit manuscripts and peer reviews online. The OJS assists you with every step of the refereed publishing process, from submission through to online publication. Authors can also check the status of their papers online and referees will receive automated reminders for their reviews.
    We request you to register as an Author and/or Referee on the system.  To access the website please follow the link:


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  • The INTPART Metal Production Project

    INTPARTThe INTPART Metal Production Project aims at strengthening ties and growing networks internationally through joint research and education projects. The three-year project is hosted by the Centre for Research-based Innovation (SFI) and funded by the Norwegian Research Council (NRC) and NTNU. The participating institutions are NTNU and SINTEF in Norway, and MINTEK and the University of North-West (NWU) in South Africa. The two focus areas of the project are fundamental reaction mechanisms for reduction processes and the use of carbon materials in metal production.

    The project resulted from the two SAIMM Schools on Manganese Ferroalloy Production hosted in 2012 and 2016.

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  • WIM UJ Young Women in Mining Conference

    ypc news sept172

    On the 11th of August 2017 WIM UJ held its first Young Women in Mining Conference at the University of Johannesburg.

    The SAIMM YPC attended the event in support of Young Women In Mining which aims at empowering the next generation of young women in the Industry.

    Women in Mining UJ is currently the only female mining structure in the four South African mining schools.

    WIM UJ has initiated the first annual young women in mining workshop in 2016 which was held by the Department of Mineral Resources and the Mine Health and Safety Council of South Africa, working in line with the mission and vision of WIMSA.

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From the President's Corner

  • The last 100 days in the office of the SAIMM Presidency

    When presidents or leaders are elected, it is often customary to expect them to deliver a speech when they attain their first 100 days in office. Barack Hussein Obama was inaugurated on 20 January 2009 as the 44th President of the United States, and gave a speech on his first 100 days in office on 29 April 2009. As is

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  • The modern mining professional – a mining CEOʼs perspective

    I had the opportunity of attending the Annual General Meeting of the Association of Mine Managers of South Africa (AMMSA) on 31 March 2017. Mr Steve Phiri, the Chief Executive Officer of Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) delivered the keynote address, which he titled ‘Towards a lasting legacy: the modern mine manager’. This insightful address resonated with my President’s Corner in

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  • Mine of the Future — A mining CEOʼs perspective

    The School of Mining Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand held its 120th anniversary celebration on 23 March 2017. The keynote speaker at this momentous occasion was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Gold Fields Limited, Mr Nick Holland. He spoke passionately about his vision on the Mine of the Future and indicated how Gold Fields was positioning itself

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  • Advancing international collaboration through the Global Mineral Professionals Alliance (GMPA)

    When Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan was delivering his mid-term budget speech in 2016, he made reference to the following Pedi quote which is relevant to one of SAIMM’s strategic initiatives: ‘Ditau tsahloka seboka di shitwa ke nare e hlotsa’ (translated into English as ‘Lions that fail to work as a team will struggle to bring down even a limping buffalo’).

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From the Journal Comments

  • Hydrometallurgy Conference 2016

    ʻSustainable Hydrometallurgical Extraction of Metalsʼ This edition of the Journal features papers that were presented at the Hydrometallurgy Conference, which was held from 31 July to 3 August 2016. The theme of the conference was ‘Sustainable Hydrometallurgical Extraction of Metals’ and it was attended by 150 delegates from around the world. The conference was organized in collaboration with the Western

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  • We have a Problem?

    I start my Journal Comment with the iconic phrase: ‘Houston, we have a problem’. Those with good memories might just recall that these were the words spoken by astronaut Jack Swigert during the aborted Apollo 13 moon mission, when he reported to ground control an undervoltage on the capsule bus. At least that’s what I recall he said. Something in

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SAIMM Events

Upcoming Conferences & Events
Organised by SAIMM

(Including Events Co-Hosted & Sponsored by SAIMM)
EventEvent StartEvent EndDetailsLocationContactCPD
Mineral Processing 2009 6 Aug 09 7 Aug 09 Detail Vineyard Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa Contact 0
7th Heavy Minerals Conference - HMC 2009 - What next? - icw The Zululand Branch 20 Sep 09 23 Sep 09 Detail Champagne Sports Resort, Drakensberg, South Africa Jackie 4
Hard Rock Safe Safety Conference 2009 - A Sense of Safety Urgency 28 Sep 09 30 Sep 09 Detail Sun City, Northern Province, South Africa Jackie 2
Student Colloquim 19 Oct 09 19 Oct 09 Detail Tswane University of Technology, Johannesburg, South Africa Jackie 0
The 4th World Conference on Sampling and Blending (WCSB4) 21 Oct 09 23 Oct 09 Detail The Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa Raymond 2
World Gold 2009 - Gold Processing Workshop 26 Oct 09 27 Oct 08 Detail Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa Jackie 0
World Gold 2009 26 Oct 09 30 Oct 09 Detail Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa Jackie 3
Diamonds 9 Nov 09 11 Nov 09 Detail Gabarone, Botswana Jackie 0
Mining & Tunneling 4 Dec 09 4 Dec 09 - - Raymond 0
Thorium & Rare Earths 9 Feb 10 11 Feb 10 - - Jackie 0
Drilling & Blasting 12 Feb 10 12 Feb 10 - - Raymond 0
Refractory Materials 17 Mar 10 18 Mar 10 - - Raymond 0
MRM Mar 10 Mar 10 - - Jackie 0
Mine To Mill - process Apr 10 Apr 10 - - Raymond 0
Physical Benefication May 10 May 10 - - Jackie 0
12th International Ferro Alloy Conference 6 Jun 10 9 Jun 10 - Finland - 0
Infacon XII 6 Jun 10 9 Jun 10 Detail Helsinki, Finland - 0
Hauling & Hoisting Jul 10 Jul 10 - - Jackie 0
Minearal Asset Jul 10 Jul 10 - - Raymond 0
Annual Conference of Mineral Processing Aug 10 Aug 10 - - - 0
Mine Environmental Management Aug 10 Aug 10 - - Raymond 0
Coal Event Aug 10 Aug 10 - - - 0
Pyrometallurgy Aug 10 Aug 10 - - - 0
Ventilation Sep 10 Sep 10 - - Raymond 0
Copper Belt Sep 10 Sep 10 - Zambia Jackie 0
Hard Rock Safe Conference Sep 10 Sep 10 - - Raymond 0
Electra Mining / Mining In Africa Sep 10 Sep 10 - - Jackie 0
Fourth International Platinum Conference 11 Oct 10 14 Oct 10 Detail Sun City, Rustenburg, South Africa Jackie 0
Rock Mechanics Oct 10 Oct 10 - - Raymond 0
Energy Mining Processes Nov 10 Nov 10 - - Raymond 0
Minefill 2011 21 Mar 11 25 Mar 11 Detail Cape Town, South Africa Julie 0
Minefill 2010 2011 2011 - The Table Bay, Cape Town, South Africa Jackie 0
Surface Mining 2011 2011 - - Raymond 0
Base Metals 2011 2011 - - Jackie 0